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The river running through Dedham also splits in a number of places where sand, rocks and dirt have built up. In the photo below you can see that the main river is on the right with a split channel on the left
The water is flowing quite slowly here even though it was a windy day when this research was taken.
We measured out 10 steps and it took the floating orange 74 seconds to float this distance.
10m divided by 74seconds = 0.135 meter per second river speed
The river in Dedham does not have a Ox Bow but below is an aerial photo of the River Stour in Higham – about 2.5 miles from Dedham showing an Ox Bow in the river – another indication of the Lower Course stage
With this Ox Bow you can see the lake in the middle and it will submerge with the meander in time